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“Make it part of your HCM walkabout”

Central Post Office
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$37.00*
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Private Half-Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This post office also houses a useful office center with phones and fax lines.
Kuala Lumpur
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“Make it part of your HCM walkabout”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

Certainly worth popping in to have a look, and it's right next to Notre Dame Cathedral which has the famous "crying" statue of the Virgin Mary outside it. So if you are in the area, it makes it a logical choice to see both.

This must be one of the most interesting post offices in the world, combining old-world charm with modern functionality. Highlights are the giant portrait of HCM himself, looking for all the world like Colonel Sanders as he oversees the whole post office from the far end, and the intricately-carved wooden phone booths with world clocks above them.

Shutterbugs will enjoy the arches and architectural details like the huge old-style maps placed like frescos high overhead. There are definitely a few good photos to be had here (oh, and stamps as well, of course - don't forget, this is a fully-functional post office!)

Visited July 2013
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Tasikmalaya, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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“A must visit for old building lover”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

One of the most famous building in HCMC and it is of course one of my favorite. the interior is still nice with big door and big windows for air circulation.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne
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“Commercialised classic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

The building itself is grand. And you can imagine what it would have been like in the 1950's or earlier. Unfortunately, it has turned into one of those 'been, seen,and photo taken' attractions. Glad to see it still functions as a post office, but there are some tacky stalls in there that deem to detract from the building's majesty. Nevertheless, go and enjoy being there.

Visited June 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Beautiful working post office”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great structure with its French architecture and a great working post office. Fabulous portrait of Ho Chi Minh on the back wall, well worth a visit and great photos.

Visited June 2014
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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“Interesting old building”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very attractive from the outside and quite interesting once inside. It is a fully functioning post office spoiled a bit by all the touristy stuff inside which detracts from the overall atmosphere of the place. However it does not cost anything to go in and wander around which is a plus.

Visited June 2014
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